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News and events

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    The Big String & The Big Blast


    Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th April

    The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham

    Join GAM’s Artistic Director Glyn Oxley and Carducci String Quartet to rehearse and record Jeff Moore’s Winchester Tales.



    Thursday 15th & Friday 16th April

    The Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham

    Join Head of Brass at Dean Close School Hannah Opstad, plus an experienced team of tutors, to rehearse and record Nautilus by Anna Meredith

    • 12.04.2021
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    Cotswold Music Tutors Summer Courses

    If you require further information please visit www.cotswoldmusictutors.co.uk,
    or email cath@cotswoldmusictutors.co.uk

    If you wish to apply for a place on a course please visit the website where you
    can book online. Alternatively, complete the application form on the reverse of this
    leaflet and send it, with payment, to:
    CMT summer course, 6 Box Gardens, Minchinhampton GL6 9DP
    (please complete a separate application form for each child - additional forms
    available to print out on the website)

    10% discount if you book by 1st May 2021
    Final Booking Deadline : 16 th July 2021

    Covid cancellation: If, due to Covid 19, the course has to be cancelled, full
    refunds will be given on all bookings. We will be keeping up to date with all
    guidelines and tailoring the courses accordingly.

    • 12.04.2021
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    Perform ‘Walking in the Air’ from ‘The Snowman’ with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. 

    Sunday 16thDecember 2018 at 3.00PM & 7.00PM, Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts

    • 26.06.2018
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    Charanga Musical School training sessions Autumn Term 2018

    Charanga Musical School Training sessions, aimed at people who are new to Charanga or those who are more advanced in using it.

    • 14.06.2018
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    New Talent British International Youth Music Competition 2018

    New Talent British International Youth Music Competition, organised by Amy Yuan Academy in association with British Music Society. 

    • 05.06.2018
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    Job Opportunity - Gloucestershire Academy of Music

    Gloucestershire Academy of Music are looking for a Welfare Leader to be responsible for the wellbeing and safety of all children on their annual summer music courses.

    • 31.05.2018
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    Cotswold Music Tutors Summer Orchestral Course

    Cotswold Music Tutors Summer Music Courses still have places available for Monday July 30th- Friday 3rd August 2018. 

    • 31.05.2018
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    The Journey - SEN Music Festival

    The Journey - the all-new SEN Music Festival concert at the Bacon Theatre, Cheltenham.

    • 23.05.2018
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    BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018

    A unique opportunity for jazz singers and instrumentalists aged 21 and under to showcase their talent.

    • 01.05.2018
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    Musical Director vacancy for the Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra

    The Royal Forest of Dean Orchestra is looking for a new Musical Director from September 2018.

    • 19.04.2018
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    Singing Training / Inset Opportunity – Provided by ‘Out of the Ark’

    A Singing School Is A Successful School - 2 hour CPD session

    • 10.01.2018
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    Youth Music Theatre UK - Musician Auditions 2018

    From January to March 2018 Youth Music Theatre UK are auditioning aspiring instrumentalists aged 11-21, in cities across the UK and Ireland, for their upcoming summer season of new music theatre.

    • 04.01.2018
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    Curriculum Music Conference 2018

    Now in its second year, this event is open to anyone with an interest in primary and secondary music including Music Education Hub Curriculum Leads and those responsible for SMEP, music advisors, primary music coordinators, secondary music teachers, instrumental teachers, and music education academics.

    • 29.12.2017
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    English Touring Opera - opera in schools in Cheltenham and Gloucester

    Spring term 2018: Performances available for Key stage 2 and 3, and for SEND audiences.


    • 28.12.2017
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    Charanga Musical School training sessions

    Charanga Musical School 'Introduction' sessions, aimed at people who are new to Charanga or who are lacking confidence in using it.

    • 28.12.2017
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    The BRITs Apprentice Scheme

    Kick-start your career in the music industry through the BRITs Apprentice Scheme

    • 02.11.2017
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    Secondary Music Teachers Inset Day 2017

    Lisa Mayo and Omar Khokher are delighted to invite all Heads of Music, Music Teachers and Music Trainee Teachers to our second music networking inset day. 

    • 16.10.2017
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    FREE Ten Pieces CPD Session for Primary music teachers and specialists

    BBC Ten Pieces has an exciting opportunity for teachers at primary schools and organisations using Ten Pieces to get some hands on experience and advice from professional music leaders and work alongside the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

    • 13.10.2017
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    Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2018

    Entries have just opened for the Gloucestershire Young Musician of the Year 2018 contest, which offers a £500 cash prize and performance platform at the Cheltenham Music Festival, the Carducci Festival, as well as concerto concerts with the Gloucestershire Symphony Orchestra and Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra.

    • 13.10.2017
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    BandiT 20: Songwriting & band workshop

    BandiT is a four-day songwriter and band workshop running from 23rd to 26th October 2017.

    • 09.10.2017

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